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Finding a book geared for men? That actually challenges and encourages? It seems often like an impossibility in the Christian market to find edifying materials specifically geared toward men. Ones full of meaty content and compelling challenges. Well, look no further. Below we've compiled our Top 10 Christian Books for Men that will challenge and grow you.
This list isn't comprehensive, but we've found that many of our readers have enjoyed the content of these books.
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Daily Strength for Men: A 365-Day Devotional
This devotional, geared for men, is engineered to challenge readers and ask thought-provoking questions. What's more, is Bolinger has compiled verses and passages from the Old Testament—an often neglected section of the Bible—for the entirety of this devotional. The book has nearly 1000 reviews on Amazon and has been enjoyed by men of all ages.
"Men face challenges to their faith at work and at home. Daily Strength for Men offers a daily dose of wisdom for men who seek to draw strength from God’s Word."
Why Men Hate Going to Church
When most of us take a look at our church congregations, we may notice there are a disproportionate number of women to men. So why is it that we see fewer men in our congregations, let alone men who are leading?
In David Murrow's book, Murrow analyzes why men may not be coming to church as often as they should. He also shows some ways to bring more men inside of our congregations.
Sports Shorts: 52 Stories of Faith from All-Star Believers
Need a sports devotinal fix? Del Duduit is your man. He's compiled devotionals geared around various sports teams such as the Buckeyes, Bengals, Hoosiers, and many others.
"A great resource for coaches to bring into the dugout or onto the field to share with their players, this devotional lets younger athletes know that everyone faces problems and that no matter what life throws at you, you can still serve God and be happy and competitive."
Wild at Heart Expanded Edition: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
God created men to be passionate, full of life. But somewhere along the way, we lose sight of interests. Of what used to spur us on. Wild at Heart encourages men to reclaim that passion, that God has created men to be "dangerous men living in a big story."
This book is great for healing the trauma of past wounds and rediscovering the "wildness" men were created to offer the world.
MANdentity: Healing the Wounded Man
Men often are healing from something. Addiction, trauma, anger...the list goes on. So what does biblical healing look like for godly men? This book explores this topic from a clinical and pastoral context.
"I was only five pages in and connected emotionally with every word I read. I started sharing the link to purchase this book at that point because I knew that if people could get a glimpse of possible hope for their brokenness by just reading the intro, they’d seek to embrace the power within themselves to be the person they were created to be and no longer be enslaved by fear." - 5-star Amazon review
How God Makes Men: Ten Epic Stories. Ten Proven Principles. One Huge Promise for Your Life.
Men are under attack these days, from every angle. Not only is it hard to live out an authentic Christianity in today's world, but it's often hard to do so as a biblical man without many great examples to draw from. That's why How God Makes Men shows us what it looks like to embrace the promises of God for biblical manhood.
"Don’t settle for less. Join Patrick on this epic adventure of becoming God’s man. You’ll discover how to prevail in tough times and release God’s power in every area of your life."
Disciplines of a Godly Man
Men are called to godliness. But what does that actually look like? And how can we unblur the confusion the world likes to throw at men in terms of what a disciplined life looks like? Disciplines of a Godly Man Explores this and more.
"I have read this book with a men's group at church and it hit all of us to the core. This book will really challenge you as a a Christian. - R. Kent Hughes doesn't just write this book as another disciplines book, but he writes this because he knows there is a need for Godly men within the church today." -5-star Amazon review
The Single Dad Detour: Directions for Fathering After Divorce
The Single Dad Detour is one of the best guides for how to navigate the waters of fathering after a divorce has taken place. The book has been immensely helpful to readers who either know a father going through a divorce or are going through one themselves. Extremely well-written and practical on every level.
"There are no unreachable requirements for perfect fatherhood here and no twisty theological mysteries—just authentic, down-to-earth wisdom from one dad to another."
Waking the Dead: The Secret to a Heart Fully Alive
Jesus promised to make us alive. This is a promise deeply embedded into the fabric of Christianity. So what does this look like? In this famous, must-have guide, Eldredge walks us through what exactly that looks like in the life of a believer.
"This book has become a cornerstone of my life. I re-read it at least annually. I cannot recommend it too highly. I won't go into a synopsis of the entire book, but it is essentially about how to move towards the kind of like that Jesus taught and lived, and essential truths that have been largely silenced inside the church. Get this book." -5-star Amazon review
Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness
"In Seven Men, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known—but not well understood—Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth of the gospel."
If you want a good picture about what it looks like to be a godly father, coach, brother, etc., this is the book to purchase. Metaxas adeptly shows the biographies of seven men and how they overcame struggles, challenging the reader to live deeper.
Why Not Read With Others?
Many of these books aren't just great for individual reading. They are also great for guys to pass around or read together in a study group. If you have finished one of these books and want to pass it on, or you want to share the book with someone as you read it, think about guys at your church who might be interested. Few things are better than discovering a book you really love... unless it's sharing that book with someone else who will love it.
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